Cuisines of the Americas
Here’s what you will need:
For the shells:
* 3 cups of freshly shredded cheddar cheese (or experiment with your favorite cheeses!)
For the beef taco filling:
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 small onion, diced
* 3 garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
* 1 packet of taco seasoning
* 1/3 cup of water (if needed)
Preheat your oven to 350˚F/ 175˚C.
Place your cheese in neat piles on a non-greased baking sheet and bake for about eight minutes, until all the individual shreds melt into one disc. Be careful not to let the cheese color too much. Once they are all melted, let them cool for two minutes on your baking sheet, then lift them onto paper towels to blot off any excess grease.
To form the shells, lay them over a propped-up utensil. (Or you can use anything in your kitchen — a wide bowl or saucepan could work too!) Set these aside to cool.
Next, it’s time to make your taco filling! We used a quick beef taco filling by browning off some ground beef on a high heat.
Then throw in your onion, garlic, and jalapeños right in with the cooked beef. Sprinkle over your taco seasoning packet and add water if you need it for a nice saucy filling.